About Us

Our 2014 Easter billboard

Our 2014 Easter billboard

Are you quietly questioning the value of organized religion? Do you enjoy the fellowship and social connections you get from church, but privately think a lot of the things the church says don’t really make sense?

Well, a lot of us started out just like you, silently questioning religious myths and ideas that just didn’t make sense, or seem fair.

It’s not your imagination. Lots of religious teachings, rituals and dogma just don’t make sense when you really think about them.

We are Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, western Colorado’s first secular advocacy and community group.

Our History and Mission:

WCAFlogoFINAL-900pxWestern Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers (WCAF) organized in February, 2007 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to add a long-missing secular voice to the community dialogue in western Colorado. Our goals are to inform and educate the public in Western Colorado about atheism, promote atheism through appropriate public and community activities, actively preserve and promote the wall of separation between church and state and promote acceptance of atheism as a valid, rational belief system. WCAF provides western Colorado atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists a way to connect with each other, share information, enjoy social activities, develop new friendships and enjoy freethinking conversation. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit group with the IRS and a registered charity in good standing with the State of Colorado. All donations to WCAF are tax deductible. To donate, click here.

The public is welcome to attend our meetings to chat, ask questions or just listen in. One thing we guarantee is that WE will make sense!

Meetings

George Carlin once said "I've begun worshipping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It's there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There's no mystery, no one asks for money, I don't have to dress up, and there's no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate." (from George Carlin, Brain Droppings)

George Carlin once said “I’ve begun worshipping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate.”
(from George Carlin, Brain Droppings)

WCAF’s next regular meeting is Sunday, September 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Trailhead Coffee House, 413 Monument Road, across from the Albertsons market on Broadway (right in front of Van’s Car Wash).

HAFTA-Montrose (Montrose Humanists, Atheists, Freethinkers and Agnostics) holds their meetings on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Coffee Trader at 845 E. Main Street, Montrose.  Please call Danny at (970) 201-8484 to check on the date, time and location of their meetings prior to attending. For more information see their website at HAFTA-Montrose.org.

 Want to donate towards WCAF’s 2016 Winter Solstice Billboard?

WCAF plans to run the following billboard (graphic below) in Grand Junction on the I-70 Business loop this holiday season. To donate to help make this board a reality, go to our “Donate” page and enter any amount along with a notation that it is to go towards the winter, 2016 billboard project. We need $265 to run it for one week. More donations = more time!

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